Ouray ~ The Million Dollar Highway

The portion of U.S. 550 which runs from Montrose through the San Juan Mountains and connects Ouray and Silverton is amazingly colorful in late September when the aspen leaves are becoming brilliant yellow. Driving through a series of passes higher than 10,000 feet, we see hillsides covered in yellow aspens which fill the skyline for miles around.

The vistas range from deep crevasses to waterfalls to quiet glass-smooth lakes to winding gravel roads through groves of aspens amid a horizon of snow-capped mountains.

Alta Lake

Near Alta Lake Alta Lake Pic 1 Alta Lake 2

Also Near Alta Lake

Alta Lake Pic 3     Alta Lake Pic 4


Hills Around Ouray Hillside Sosuth of Ouray Right Looking Toward Ouray
Road To Silverton Panoramic From South Into Ouray Silverton Hills Panoramic
Morning Near Telluride Hillside North Of Silverton
Crystal Lake Reflection     Crystal River Panoramic 2

Driving Through The Aspens

Driving Toward Colorful Hillside

Driving Toward Ouray

Heart Of The Red Mountains Sign

Nice Drive Through Aspens

Road Next To Chasm South Of Ouray

Short Clip From Ouray Into Telluride

Silverton Railroad Sign

The Idararado Mine Sign

Two Minutes On Road Thru Aspens

Waterfall South Of Ouray 1

Waterfall South of Ouray 2

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